30 Jaw-Dropping Temples in Taipei and New Taipei City

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I’ve been living in Taiwan since 2008, and I’ve always loved exploring and photographing the incredible array breathtaking temples in Taipei. In recent years, I’ve traveled to several neighboring countries to visit and write about their temples (for example, see my articles in the best temples in Busan, temples in Chiang Mai, and staying at …

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The Grand Hyatt Taipei Kids Glamping Experience

Kids glamping experience at Grand Hyatt Taipei

It was with great excitement that Lavender (3), Sage (5), my wife Emily, and I packed our bags and hopped into a yellow cab in from our neighborhood in New Taipei City, Taiwan. Our destination: Grand Hyatt Taipei, Taiwan’s original (and largest) five-star resort, for a much needed, fully pampered staycation. I had already heard …

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Gamcheon Culture Village: A Paradise for Instagrammers

If you’re looking for the perfect setting for ultra cute and vibrantly colorful Instagram shots, Gamcheon Culture Village is ideal, with its polychromatic (that’s fancy talk for rainbow-colored) background juxtaposed with deep blue sky and ocean in the background. Whether you Instagram or not, Gamcheon Culture Village is a must for anyone who is interested …

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Taejongdae Resort Park: A Scenic Half-Day Trip in Busan

As a coastal city and South Korea’s largest port, Busan is unsurprisingly blessed with some pretty wicked coastal scenery. And I mean the awesome, poetry-inspiring, mind-blowing (not evil) kind of ‘wicked’ 😛 Taejongdae Resort Park in on the southern Busan coast features some of the best and most accessible coastal bluffs and lookout points in …

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50 Unmissable Things to Do in Busan, South Korea

The definition guide to the best things to do in Busan, South Korea

Wondering what to do in Busan? Read on! South Korea’s second largest city and largest port has a wealth of attractions to entice visitors, from jaw-dropping temples and bustling markets to spectacular beaches and to-die-for street food & seafood. The city has a penchant for doing things in the biggest way possible; top Busan attractions …

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Haedong Yonggungsa: Mixed Feelings about Busan’s Temple by the Sea

How to visit Haedong Yonggungsa Temple in Busan, South Korea

Haedong Yonggunsa, or Haedong Yonggung Temple, is one of the most impressive Buddhist temples in South Korea. It is without a doubt one of Busan’s top temples and makes my list of top 50 things to do in Busan. Haedong Yonggungsa is famous for its picturesque seaside location. Busan’s “Temple on the Coast” is also …

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